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10 things you need to do before going freelance

Going out on your own is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying.  We all have notions (for better or worse), about what being a freelancer will be like, but what’s the reality? I started my own creative business almost 10 years ago and here are 10 things I’m glad I did, which I’d done or learned along the way.   1) Moonlight while you’re still at your current job Some of the most successful entrepreneurs spent a couple of years working…

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The Creative Professional’s Guide to Marketing – part 1

How do you feel about marketing?  Do you love it? Do you hate it?  Are you open to it, but have no idea where to start? Maybe you were taught that cold-calling and pounding the pavement were only ways to get new gigs. Or perhaps you see others successfully using tools such as social media, but feel intimidated by what you don’t know.  You may already be marketing yourself, but want to build out your strategy.   No matter where…

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